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¶mDecathlon: Ashton Eaton (Oregon) 8241 CL

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  • There are a lot of points available in the pesky 1500m as well! A whole new world opens up when an athlete can use this event as a weapon rather than just getting it over with.

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    • Problem with the 1500 is that it kind of stands alone.... to really improve there (to speak in generalities) requires losing weight at a time when one is attempting to put on muscle mass for virtually all the other events. Mehtinks that rarely do the scales balance there.

      (Yes, I'm aware that some big dudes have run some impressive times, but for most, it's just not gonna happen, and I don't see any amount of working on it making it happen.)

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      • Will Beach be competing at Nationals - Can he????

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        • Originally posted by proofs in the pudd'in
          Will Beach be competing at Nationals - Can he????
          Beach isn't entere in the senior meet as his 7466 with the senior implements leaves him short of the 7550 qualifying standard.

          He is entered in the junior USATF.

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          • Originally posted by dj
            Originally posted by proofs in the pudd'in
            Will Beach be competing at Nationals - Can he????
            Beach isn't entere in the senior meet as his 7466 with the senior implements leaves him short of the 7550 qualifying standard.

            He is entered in the junior USATF.
            Thanks! Oh well -man just missed it.

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            • He's also focused on getting a third national HS record, with the "intermediate" implements.

              But if he keeps up this 4:09 nonsense he'll find himself on the XC team at Duke! :-)

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              • Originally posted by gh
                I mentioned this stat to Dan O'Brien and his first reaction was "no way," but then he thought for a second and pointed out that Jenner once told him that he (Jenner) had more running points than O'Brien. There's a lot to be had in those pesky throws. (I haven't checked to verify if that's really true)
                Montreal (1976)
                Jenner:
                day 1: 10.9 (0w)/7.22/15.35/2.03/47.5
                day 2: 14.84(0w)/50.04/4.8/68.5/4:12.6

                best events in order: PV (1005) , 400(923) , HJ (882) , DT(873), 110H (866), LJ(865), JT(862)

                He had a really nice mix of talents.
                ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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                • Originally posted by paulthefan
                  Montreal (1976)
                  Jenner:
                  day 1: 10.9 (0w)/7.22/15.35/2.03/47.5
                  day 2: 14.84(0w)/50.04/4.8/68.5/4:12.6

                  best events in order: PV (1005) , 400(923) , HJ (882) , DT(873), 110H (866), LJ(865), JT(862)

                  He had a really nice mix of talents.
                  4.8 was worth 1006 points? was it that different in the PV back in those days - it was well into the 'fiberglass' era?

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                  • Eaton is a magnificant athlete but what impressed me was the way he ran the 1500 as though he had to win it to win the decathlon. I suppose he was motivated by some of the internal records but it was reassuring that he did not loaf through it after, barring disaster, he had the win locked up. He went into the 1500 with a 199 point lead and won by 198 points.

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